BasketballBasketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.
Basketball Since year 1936 basketball is played in Olympic Games
Pau GazolsPau Gazols is professional Spanish basketball player, he is playing as centre and attacker, Spanish basketball for the national player, now(2010) represents National basketball association (NBA) club Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’. From 1999 to 2001 he played in FC Barcelona. After that came NBA where since 2001 to 2008 he was playing in Memphis Grizzlies, but from year 2007 to 2008 he was traded to ’’Lakers’’.
Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’Los Angeles ’’Lakers’’ is professional USA basketball club, which is based in Los Angeles, California, USA. The club plays in National Basketball Association Western Conference Pacific Division. It was founded in year 1946 as the Detroit ’’Gems’’ and since year 1948 it plays in NBA.
Interesting facts Since basketball started in Springfield, Massachusetts,in year 1891 it has evolved to become international sport. Michael Jordan: He is considered a legend in the world of basketball. The record score of 5,987 that he has set is still unbroken in the NBA. Exceptionally talented, Michael Jordan has led the US team in Olympics which won gold medals in 1984 and 1992. With his spirited comebacks in the NBA league, Michael Jordan has become a synonym for the word resilience.
Interesting facts Basketball Soars to Popularity: To learn this new sport, people from different regions flocked to the YMCA Training school, where the game had originated. Basketball became popular in the USA and Canada in a short span of time.
Int ing fa s erest ct• College Basketball: In the first inter- college match, the School of Agriculture from the University of Minnesota defeated Hamline School of Hamline University.